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Overall Goals and Objectives:

1. Review the definition and epidemiology of work-related asthma and 2008 ACCP consensus guidelines.

2. Discuss the common agents and pathophysiology of WRA.

3. Formulate an approach to diagnosis and management of WRA.

4. Create board review scenarios for discussion.


Dr. Kavuru is the Division Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He was appointed this position in September of 2010. He relocated from East North Carolina University-The Brody School of Medicine. From 2006 through 2010, Dr. Kavuru has been listed in "Best Doctor's in NC" Business NC Magazine. Dr. Kavuru's research interests include asthma, sarcoidosis, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and rare lung diseases.